Community Involvement

Ironwood State Prison donates $2,000 to cancer center

Ironwood State Prison staff hold a $2,000 check.
Ironwood State Prison raised $2,000 to donate to the Blythe Cancer Resource Center. (Photo was taken prior to surgical/procedure mask requirements went into effect.)

By Lt. H. Mora

Warden Neil McDowell and Chief Deputy Warden John Merchant, alongside members of the Employees’ Association at Ironwood State Prison (ISP), presented $2,000 on Nov. 20 to the Blythe Cancer Resource Center.

The center offers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of individuals facing cancer as well as providing programs for family members, friends and the community.

The organization’s largest fundraiser of the year was canceled due to the pandemic, so the donation was helpful.

“Every gift matters in the fight against cancer. These generous gifts help support the world-class cancer care provided by BCRC for patients and their families throughout the community of Blythe,” said prison fundraising organizers.

The Pink Patch Project, and Pink Patch lapel pins, helped raise money for the cause. Learn more about CDCR’s community involvement.